There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, bus or car

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Train, ferry  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn 8
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai 166-Y

$41 - $69

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Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006 / ...

$11 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen 24
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt Ire

$50 - $85

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen 82.4 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 16 - SFr 24 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Friedrichshafen is 72 km. The road distance is 131.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen without a car is to train and ferry which takes 2 h 27 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is 132 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen.

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There are 990+ hotels available in Friedrichshafen. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen.
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  • Distance: 45.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Friedrichshafen, Germany?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen via Schaffhausen in around 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
bsb.de

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